The caliph is just playing a role for his time,” says Abu Mustafa, “then we will be done with him.
The caliph was much pleased with my account, and sent me home with a rich present.
The first clock that ever measured time was made for the caliph of Bagdad.
The iman went home well pleased, and drew up a memorial, resolving to present it to the caliph the next day.
Saddle my horse—not the black I rode yesterday—the fresh one, caliph.
The caliph commanded the chest to be brought to him, which was of pure gold, and most richly adorned.
He became the astronomer and physician of the caliph Motadhid.
caliph, the charger above alluded to, is spoken of as "the gallant gray."
I went immediately to wait upon the caliph, and gave him an account of my embassy.
Never was any man in such a passion as the caliph, when he heard that Ganem had made his escape.
late 14c., from Old French caliphe (12c., also algalife), from Medieval Latin califa, from Arabic khalifa "successor," originally Abu-Bakr, who succeeded Muhammad in the role of leader of the faithful after the prophet's death.